Earlier Work

In 1970 I began to paint watercolours again, just about the time we decided to build our own house in the country outside Toronto. The ensuing years were so busy my new-found hobby had to be postponed again.

My late wife and I officially retired in 1987 and ran a B&B for six years in Wellington, Ontario, a lovely little village on Lake Ontario. By 1989 we were spending our winters in Destin, Florida, where my mentor, the late Robert Long, was giving lessons in watercolour techniques. He made my retirement years infinitely richer, and I will always marvel at my luck in discovering him at just the right time in my life.

10 thoughts on “Earlier Work

  1. Love your paintings I’m not an artist my best offerings are adult colouring books which I enjoy enormously .

  2. John,
    You are too humble! Your paintings are beautiful. You are a very talented person. I will enjoy checking back to see more of your artwork! Thanks for the link. Brenda

  3. Hi John,

    I saw your comment on that immortal poem by Dylan Thomas. What a great sentiment! Anyway, your paintings are truly wonderful – they seem to capture the unique essence of a moment in all its detail.

    I hope you are doing well,

  4. Hello John: (Long time – no see!!) I have your Hydrangeas in Brass hanging on my wall – and think of you every time I walk past it. Beautiful work!!

    1. Hi Mary:
      How nice you still have that painting. I know the name but confess I’ve forgotten where or when you acquired my painting. At 95, my memory ain’t what it used to be! lol You can send me a private message this way and I will intercept it and keep [ it private.

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